Penguin: Open Source Software Crossroads

Open Source Software At A Crossroads Over the years we’ve seen different approaches to monetizing open source, and we have examples of them all in the past year’s exits: Sell support and services (Heptio acquired by VMware VMW -1.98%) Sell managed open source ( MongoDB as-a-service) Have an open source core, sell the bits around …

Penguin: China Baidu Makes Open Source Cloud Play

Baidu Cloud launches its open-source edge computing platform “Edge computing is a critical component of Baidu’s ABC (AI, Big Data and Cloud Computing) strategy,” says Baidu VP and GM of Baidu Cloud Watson Yin. “By moving the compute closer to the source of the data, it greatly reduces the latency, lowers the bandwidth usage and …

Penguin: $25M for New Open Source Software Model

Open source monetization startup Tidelift raises $25m series B The idea is that companies are willing to pay for open source when they can receive guarantees around issues like critical vulnerabilities and long-term support. In addition, Tidelift handles the mundane tasks of setting up open source for commercialization such as handling licensing issues. Read full …

Penguin: Is EU Killing #GoogleGestapo?

Most do not understand that the EU’s new regulations are not really about privacy and copyright, they are about killing #GoogleGestapo and particularly Google, Instagram, and YouTube. Any image, any video, that displays any brand leads to an “all stop” that requires checking and approval by the brand owner before publishing. This could be interpreted …

Penguin: China Pledges Open Access Against Journal Paywalls

China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls Officials pledge support for European-led ‘Plan S’ to make research papers immediately free to read — but it’s unclear whether China will adopt all the plan’s policies. See Also: Open Access @ Phi Beta Iota

Penguin: Productivity Apps – The Intermediate Solution(s)

The new word processor wars: A fresh crop of productivity apps are trying to reinvent our workday For notes and docs, there’s Quip, Notejoy, Slite, Zenkit, Notion and Agenda. For spreadsheets, there’s Bellevue, Wash.-based Smartsheet, as well as Airtable, Coda and, although it’s a very different take on the spreadsheet, Trello. The list goes on …

Penguin: Google Steals Ideas During Job Interviews #GoogleGestapo Side Note

Important lessons learned here for anyone with a brain creating new things.  Recommend a full read. Company Tried to Patent My Work After a Job Interview

Penguin: Open Value

OPEN VALUE: Accounting for value created in open collaborative networks – the case of SENSORICA “A value network is a business analysis perspective that describes social and technical resources within and between businesses. The nodes in a value network represent people (or roles). [1]” Inspired by the abstract concept of the “value network”, Sensorica is …

Penguin: Chart of What #GoogleGestapo Knows About You…

Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You The below chart severely understates what can be known about individuals, families, communities, and demographics. It does not consider the data obtained by recursing across data, for example, medical issues, arrests, gun registrations, etcetera. This is where Amazon is making its play for the police state …